On-Going Operations of the State Water Project Delta Facilities


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 - Northern Central, Rancho Cordova (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2)
Document Title
On-Going Operations of the State Water Project Delta Facilities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Water Resources

Document Description
The Project addressed through CDFW's authorization is the ongoing operations of the State Water Project (SWP) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the Suisun Marsh, only through March031, 2020, or until issuance of an incidental take permit in response to the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) pending request for long-term authorization. For this six-week period, operations will continue consistent with and as described in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 2008 Biological Opinion (BO) for Delta smelt and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 2009 Biological Opinion and Conference Opinion on the Long-term Operations of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project, incorporated herein by reference.

Contact Information
Joshua Grover
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 376-5460


Northern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
DWR's request for California Endangered Species Act authorization, and CDFW's authorization, explicitly require DWR to implement all operations, management, maintenance, and monitoring activities in the Delta as described in and in accordance with the USFWS 2008 BO for Delta smelt and the NMFS 2009 BO, during the maximum six-week term of the authorization.


Notice of Exemption
2020020410_NOE interim ITP   PDF 357 K

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